3 Reasons to Lose the Bathtub

November 14, 2018

Taking a long soak in a bathtub can be the perfect response to an overly stressful day. However, when was the last time you actually did that? The modern world doesn’t often leave time to relax in a bathtub and even when it does, is there any real value there?

Today we’re going to talk about some of the reasons why the age of the bathtub has ended.

A white bathtub with a traditional design.

Most Homeowners Don’t Take Baths Anymore

At the end of the day, the only reason to have a bathtub is to take baths. To be fair, baths can be important for small children or pets, but there are plenty of adults who haven’t taken a proper bath in ages. Showers are faster, simpler, and cleaner. They’re the optimal cleaning experience and though they may not be quite as relaxing, they’re practical.

If you don’t really take baths, having a bathtub doesn’t make a lot of sense. It’s better to invest in a beautiful shower experience than split the focus of your design between a shower and a bathtub.

Bathtubs Are A Hassle to Clean

As the platform for our cleaning practices, the bathroom itself should be cleaned regularly. The amount of effort needed to scrub a bathtub is far more than the effort needed to clean an acrylic shower system. This is especially true if the bathtub has tiles and grout.

Why Do We Still Have Bathtubs?

With all of the issues that come with them, it makes you wonder why we even have bathtubs anymore. The reason for keeping them within the home has a little to do with history and a little to do with realty.

Historically speaking, bathtubs were in vogue during the early 1900’s and though showers existed in America’s early history, they had major issues with leaks. It wasn’t until new and better sealed flooring options came along that showers entered the home for good. Now, a lot of houses in the world were built during the times when bathtubs were the best option, so they’re still around.

The other reason that bathtubs continue to reign is due to home values. Bathrooms that feature bathtubs can be called “full baths”. However, when you remove the tub, you’re looking at a ¾ bath. Full baths are more valuable on a real estate listing, and thus bathtubs continue to hold their own in bathroom remodeling.

I Still Love My Bathtub

There are plenty of people who aren’t overly focused on the practical and who enjoy soaking in a warm bath at the end of the day. If you’re one of these people, then consider upgrading your old bathtub with an acrylic liner so that you can avoid all of those leaking problems that made older bathtubs problematic. Along with a watertight seal, you’ll also enjoy all of the comforts of acrylic.

Are You Looking to Convert Your Bathtub?

If you’re over your bathtub, converting it to an acrylic shower system is a breeze. We can work with you to design and build the perfect bathroom for your home and your needs. All you need to do is give us a call and we will take care of you.

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